UCL Accommodation



Find information for prospective postgraduate students considering applying to UCL. Find out if you are eligible for guaranteed accommodation, how to apply, deadlines and how rooms are allocated.

Accommodation guarantee 

All single first year international postgraduate students who accept their offer to study for a full-time Master’s programme, a Postgraduate Diploma or a MPhil/PhD at UCL, have not previously lived in London whilst studying at a Higher Education Institution (University), and submit their application by 30th June in the year of study will be offered a place in UCL accommodation. UCL is unable to offer student accommodation to graduate students with UK/EU fee status.

Full-time postgraduate students attending UCL on affiliate programmes for a full academic year are considered the equivalent to first year undergraduate students for the purposes of allocating accommodation.

Students intending to attend UCL for less than an entire academic year cannot be guaranteed an accommodation place due to the limited number of spaces available.

Don't meet the guarantee? 

UCL has a range of accommodation available for returning students and those who do not meet the eligibility criteria to be guaranteed university accommodation. For more information visit the returning students' accommodation page. 

Care experience and estranged students

UCL will provide 365-day accommodation for care leavers in their year and, if needed, for subsequent years of study. If you need 365-day accommodation, and/or accommodation beyond your first year at UCL, please contact the UCL Accommodation Office.

How to apply

You should apply online for UCL accommodation as soon as you have accepted an offer to study at UCL

Step 1 - Check your eligibility.

UCL Accommodation check your eligibility
You are eligible if you are:
  • You are a single international first year postgraduate student studying for one of the following qualifications: a full-time Master's programme; a Postgraduate Diploma; an MPhil/PhD 
  • You have firmly accepted an offer to study at UCL by the 30th June in the year of study
  • You have not previously lived in London whilst studying at a Higher Education Institution (University) 
  • You do not hold UK/EU fee status 
  • You submit your application by the deadline of 30th June in the year of study

    Step 2 - Choose preferences

    UCL Accommodation choose your preferences
    UCL requires you to select the given factors which are most important to you. These include: 
    • whether halls are catered or self-catered 
    • whether rooms are single or ensuite 
    • cost 
    • proximity to UCL

    Your preferences will be taken into account when rooms are allocated, but due to the large number of applications, we cannot guarantee they will all be met. Postgraduates can state a preference for a particular UCL hall, but cannot apply for Intercollegiate Halls.

    Step 3 - Submit application

    UCL Accommodation Submit Online
    Complete and submit your application via our online application portal by 30th June in the year of study.Online Application Portal

    Step 4 - Relax

    UCL Accommodation relax
    The next time you hear from us will be when we make offers of accommodation. This will be in July or August.

    Not all allocations will be generated at once and due to the current situation there is a slight delay in offers being sent out, so we kindly ask you to bear with us and be patient. 

    Step 5 - Accept

    UCL Accommodation accept your offer
    You will need to accept your offer of accommodation within three working days. When you do this, you will be asked to pay a £250 deposit. 

    Failure to do so will result in the offer being withdrawn.

    Please make sure your email address is correct, and that you check your inbox regularly including Spam or Junk folders.